Dental Biomechanics

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Overview

Dental Biomechanics provides a comprehensive, timely, and wide-reaching survey of the relevant aspects of biomechanical investigation within the dental field. Leading the reader through the mechanical analysis of dental problems in dental implants, orthodontics, and natural tooth mechanics, this book covers an increasingly important and popular subject area. It also addresses a number of contemporary discussions including:

  • Hard and soft tissue mechanics
  • Relief procedures using computer tomography, evaluation of image processing techniques, and pre-surgical activity
  • Dental materials relating to implants, titanium cast devices, metallurgic problems and implant surface treatments
  • Mechanical testing procedures for reliability evaluation of dental devices
  • Relevant aspects of clinical practice with reference to biomechanical problems
  • Orthodontic treatments in relation to the mechanical characteristics of orthodontic appliances
  • Numerical modeling in dental biomechanics, highlighting the relevance of this approach for the investigation of dental problems
  • Mechanics of materials

A unique book, Dental Biomechanics will be of interest to all bioengineers and clinicians with its presentation of a multidisciplinary approach to dental biomechanics based on mechanical, clinical, and chemical-physical knowledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415306669
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Mechanics of Bone Tissue, A.N. Natali, R.T. Hart, P.G. Pavan, and I. Knets
Introduction
Bone
Experimental Testing and Results
Constitutive Models for Bone
Role of Mechanics in Adaptation
Conclusions
References

Mechanics of Periodontal Ligament, M. Nishihira, K. Yamamoto, Y. Sato, H. Ishikawa, and A.N. Natali
Iintroduction
Constitutive Models for the Periodontal Ligament
Review of the Mechanical Properties of the PDL
Measurements of the Elastic Modulus of the PDL
Conclusions
References

Computer Tomography for Virtual Models in Dental Imaging, A.N. Natali and M.M. Viola
Introduction
Foundations of X-ray Computed Tomography
CT Software for Dento-maxillo-facial Imaging
Notes on NMR Applications in Maxillo-facial area
Virtual Model Generation
Conclusions
References

Computer-aided, Pre-surgical Analysis for Oral Rehabilitation, H. Van Oosterwyck, J. Vander Sloten, J. Duyck, J. Van Cleynenbreugel, B. Puer,s and I. Naert
Introduction
Methodology
Analysis Developed
Pre-surgical Analysis
From Planning to Clinical Practice: A Technological Challenge
Conclusions
References

Materials in Dental Implantology, E. Fernández, F.J. Gil, C. Aparicio, M. Nilsson, S. Sarda, D. Rodriguez, M.P. Ginebra, J.M. Manero, M. Navarro, J. Casals, and J.A. Planell
Introduction
Metals and allys for Dental Implant Devices
Titanium and its Alloys for Medical Devices
Manufacturing Processes of Titanium Alloys
Machining Titanium Alloys
Surface Treatments on Titanium Alloys
Improving the Reliability of Implant Osseointegration
Conclusions
References

Dental Devices in Titanium-based Materials Via Casting Route, F. Bonollo, A.N. Natali and P.G. Pavan
Introduction
Microstructure and Properties of Titanium and its Alloys
Shaping of Titanium Components by Casting Processes
Effects of Processing on the Quality of Castings
A Case History: Manufacturing a Titanium Framework
Mechanical Analysis of Titanium Bars
Conclusions
References

Testing the Reliability of Dental Implant Devices, M. Soncini, R.P. Pietrabissa, A.N. Natali, P.G. Pavan, K.R. Williams
Introduction
Mechanical Reliability of Dental Implants
Mechanical Testing of Dental Implants
Experimental Tests to Evaluate the Efficiency of Bone-implant Interaction
Conclusions
References

On the Mechanics of Superelastic Orthodontic Appliances, F.A Auricchio, V.C. Cacciafesta, L.P. Petrini and R.P. Pietrabissa
Introduction
Shape-memory Materials
SMA in Dentistry: State of the Art
A New Experimental Investigation
Orthodontic Simulation
Conclusions
References

Clinical Procedures for Dental Implants, G. Vogel, S. Abati, E. Romeo, and M. Chiapasco
Introduction
Diagnostic Procedures
Surgical Procedure in Oral Implantology
Designing the Prosthetic Rehabilitation in Oral Implantology
Prognostic Evaluation in Oral Implantology
Conclusions
References

Clinical Procedures in Orthodontics, G. Garattini and M.C. Meazzini
Introduction
Components of Orthodontic Appliances and their Action
Biomechanics in Orthodontic Clinical Practice
Appliance Configuration
Conclusions
References

Numerical Approach to Dental Biomechanics, A.N. Natali and P.G. Pavan
Introduction
Interaction between Implant and Bone
Mechanics of Single Implants
Mechanics of Multiple Implant Systems
The Mobility of Natural Dentition
Conclusions
References

Mechanics of Materials, A.N. Natali, P.G. Pavan, and E.M. Meroi
Introduction
Material Models
Deformation of Continuum
The Concept of Stress and its Measures
Balance Laws
Constitutive Models
Conclusions
References

Index

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